Museum’s ‘Science Night Live’ Livens Up Downtown Lodi

Months in the planning, the World of Wonders Science Museum in Lodi at last debuted its new science café series on Wednesday, November 5th. The premiere of “Science Night Live” drew a healthy attendance—all eager to learn about the science of organic chemistry. “So what is organic chemistry? Can anyone take a guess?” asked Dr. Jared Shaw, theContinue reading “Museum’s ‘Science Night Live’ Livens Up Downtown Lodi”

Recap of #ESA2014 SciComm Celebration in Sacramento

This month, Capital Science Communicators played host to scientists and science communicators from around the country attending the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, from August 10th through the 15th. The week of festivities opened and closed with science communications events, including workshops held as part of #ESA2014. The Society also contributed toContinue reading “Recap of #ESA2014 SciComm Celebration in Sacramento”

March scicomm workshops with Ari Daniel a success for UC Davis students

UC Davis graduate students organized an energetic series of science communications events this past week, featuring freelance journalist Ari Daniel, who is based in the Boston area. The training and career workshops, together with the customary CapSciComm networking social, attracted strong attendance and gave further evidence to the growing interest in science communication careers inContinue reading “March scicomm workshops with Ari Daniel a success for UC Davis students”

@CapSciComm colleagues tweetup and meet expats from @SCONC

Last Thursday’s CapSciComm tweetup welcomed old members and new connections, thanks to the tie-in by Dr. Holly Bik (@hollybik) to her UC Davis social media workshop for researchers. Social media novices learned the meaning of “tweetups” — Twitter meetups, that is — and the fun of putting faces to Twitter handles behind the tweets. People/handlesContinue reading “@CapSciComm colleagues tweetup and meet expats from @SCONC”

CapSciComm colleagues gather in Davis for November happy hour, @JoePalca visit

Last Thursday, the Capital Science Communicators met up at the 3rd and U Cafe in Davis in a “pregame” social — catching up with one another before walking over to the UC Davis campus for a public lecture by National Public Radio science reporter Joe Palca. The November gathering saw CapSciComm colleagues from university, federal government,Continue reading “CapSciComm colleagues gather in Davis for November happy hour, @JoePalca visit”

July 18 Happy Hour: “A Science Communicator Walks Into a Bar…”

A science communicator walks into a bar… and promptly explains the physical forces involved in the collision, the tree species used in the bar counter, and the physiological process behind bruises… in easy-to-understand layman’s terms, of course. All kidding aside, the July 18th networking social of Capital Science Communicators (CapSciComm) saw 22 members from Davis,Continue reading “July 18 Happy Hour: “A Science Communicator Walks Into a Bar…””

June 20 Happy Hour: Communicators Assemble!

Journalists, PIOs and researchers gathered on June 20, 2013, for the first-ever networking social of Capital Science Communicators (CapSciComm). Hosted at Bistro Michel in Sacramento, Calif., the inaugural gathering included representatives from the California State Senate Office of Research, Sacramento Bee, Sacramento Public Library, UC Davis, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Geological Survey. ConversationContinue reading “June 20 Happy Hour: Communicators Assemble!”